Stunning picture supports 'fed is best' message

"I just want to say that no matter your choice of feeding you are absolutely amazing!" said photographer Felicia Saunders.


No breastfeeding mother should be verbally abused or pepper-sprayed

A mother from Vanderbijlpark has reported that she was pepper-sprayed in her car while breastfeeding her four-month-old baby.


'Feeling like an effing cow' - Troian Bellisario talks about her love-hate relationship with breastfeeding

"No matter how much I hate pumping or how complicated my relationship with food is, it has been a joy, an honour and a no-brainer." Pretty Little Liars actress Troian Bellisario recently took Instagram to share about her breastfeeding experience.


"I don’t know how much a tin of milk costs": A reader shares experience with long term breastfeeding

"There is this cute laugh she makes immediately when I take out my breasts."


IN PICTURES: Unveiling the stigma around breastfeeding this Women's Day

"This was an important project to me because the subject is a central axis for current debates and highlights the current influences and outside factors affecting women, breastfeeding and infant health."


Human breast milk may help babies tell time

The composition of breast milk changes throughout the day. Researchers believes that breast milk may help program infants' emerging circadian biology, the internal timekeeper that allows babies to distinguish day from night.


5 local celeb mommies who celebrate public breastfeeding

We list 5 local celeb moms who are advocates for public breastfeeding.


Takkies on breastfeeding a toddler: 'She now tries to whip out my milk machines in public'

Breastfeeding past infancy is usually frowned upon, but it shouldn't be, and celebrity mom Takkies is enjoying the experience.


First Lady says South Africa must become a breastfeeding-friendly nation

World Breastfeeding Week 2019 was kicked off by First Lady Dr Tshepo Motsepe who stressed the need for SA communities to be more supportive of breastfeeding mothers.


Food scarcity, family stress among barriers to exclusive breastfeeding in South Africa reveals NWU study

"We need programmes that will help support mothers on a psychological and psychosocial level." North-West University lecturer Chantell Witten highlights key findings from her Lerato la Mme study to commemorate World Breastfeeding Week.


Breastfeeding best for HIV positive mothers, too - A WHO reminder for World Breastfeeding Week

As long as a pregnant women is taking their ART treatment, they can breastfeed without passing on the virus to their child.


“Too many mothers are throwing away life-saving breastmilk”: Why you should consider becoming a breastmilk donor

Moms of preemies and adoptive moms share how donated breastmilk saved the lives of their little ones. Here's how to become a volunteer.


Early humans breastfed for up to 6 years, and it could be why they're extinct

Scientists speculate that extended breastfeeding may have hastened the extinction of A. africanus around 2 million years ago.


4 ways South Africa needs to get over itself to better support breastfeeding moms

A lot has been done in recent years to promote breastfeeding in South Africa, but many new moms are still not receiving the right kind of support from government, the healthcare sector and society at large. So, South Africa, how can we help?


Here’s how to make our cities breastfeeding-friendly

The more comfortable women feel about breastfeeding in public, the better for both babies and society! Here's how we can make our cities breastfeeding-friendly.


Hilary Duff made the difficult and brave decision to stop breastfeeding her baby girl – and we fully support her reason for doing so

Yes, breast is best, and we'll scream it at the top of our lungs. But we're totally behind Hilary Duff's decision to stop breastfeeding baby Banks. Here's why.


Pregnancy and breastfeeding during the month of Ramadan

If you've ever wondered whether fasting during the month of Ramadan is permitted while you're pregnant or breastfeeding, this article compiled by Laura UmmSalah Pistorius explains it all, complete with verses from the Quran and the ruling on paying in those missed days.


Provision of breastfeeding spaces vital for productivity, UCT study finds

"There is this stigma about breastfeeding because the idea of breasts is still sexualised," says Associate Professor Ameeta Jaga, an organisational psychologist at UCT's School of Management Studies. As such, there is little support for new mothers returning to work.


Game of Thrones actress Gemma Whelan's Instagram photo praised for breastfeeding in character

This Game of Thrones star posted a selfie of herself breastfeeding her daughter between scenes, proving she's fiercely fulfilling her duties as both a mom and an actress.


Wimpy responds to breastfeeding shaming incident

A Parent24 reader shares a bad experience of being shamed while breastfeeding her child at a Wimpy in a Gauteng mall. But Wimpy came out in support of breastfeeding moms, saying their family restaurants are breastfeeding friendly.


Beware the Brussels sprouts: People told Hilary Duff to stop eating these veggies and it could solve all your colicky problems too

Mom and gran's probably told you to avoid certain foods at all costs while breastfeeding. You can add Brussels sprouts to that list too, as Hilary Duff found out.


Rachel McAdams makes the breast pump “happen”

Rachel McAdams breast pumping while dripped in Bulgari diamonds and Versace is everything we never knew we needed to see.
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